Gate Creek Trail
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Gate Creek Trail


Length: 3.1 miles (to the junction with Browder Ridge Trail) 4.2 miles to the summit.)
Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,600 - 4,850 feet
WS [14] labeled Browder Ridge
Forest Service Trail # 3412 Site: Gate Creek Trail

Ancient old-growth forests, younger true fir forests, and sweeping alpine meadows on the rampart of Browder Ridge delight your senses as you travel this trail to access Browder Ridge. A little less strenuous than the western access trail (Browder Ridge Trail) the gradual climb (steep at the start) through switchbacks puts you on a plateau with views of Mt. Jefferson, Mount Washington, and Three Sisters.
This trail comes from a different direction, but joins with the Browder Ridge Trail near the top of the ridge. See the Browder Ridge Trail for a description of the last mile along the ridge and the unmarked side trail that goes part way toward Heart Lake.



Directions: From Sweet Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 39.8 miles to Forest Road 2672 (Hackleman Road) and turn right. Travel 1.8 miles to Forest Road 1598. Travel 2.8 miles on Road 1598 to the trailhead.

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